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William David “Bill” Ainsworth


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William David “Bill” Ainsworth, age 75, of Crockett passed away at MD Anderson Cancer Center on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was born May 22, 1944 in Crockett to parents, Herman Earl Ainsworth and Louise Merriwether Ainsworth. Bill graduated from Kennard High School in 1961 and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sam Houston State University. He was an Art teacher for Crockett I.S.D for over 40 years, and a beloved member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Ainsworth of Crockett; sons, David Loden Ainsworth of Katy, Jonathan Ainsworth and his wife, Nicole of Crosby; daughter, Allison Ainsworth of Pearland; grandchildren, Cullen Ainsworth of Katy, Griffin Ainsworth of Katy, Chelsea Dudley of Crosby, Cody Dudley of Crosby, William “Max” Ainsworth-Dykes of Pearland; brothers, Jim Tom Ainsworth and wife, Corrie of Crockett, Joe Michael Ainsworth and wife, Pamela of Crockett; cousins, Georganna Bozeman and husband, Paul of Crockett; numerous other loving relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, Herman Earl Ainsworth and Louise Merriwether Ainsworth.

Memorial services for William David “Bill” Ainsworth will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Oleksy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the First Presbyterian Women’s Kitchen Remodel Fund, 715 E Goliad Ave, Crockett, TX 75835.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear this about Bill. My prayers to all of the family.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that. He was my art teacher in jr. high. He will be truly missed.

  3. Our condolences to Judy and the rest of the family. Bill was a really great guy and it was a pleasure to know him, as well as be a relative through the Merriwethers. Blessings to all. Virgil and Ann Curry

  4. Judy and Ainsworth Family: I am so sorry to hear about Bill. He was one of the nicest and kindest person I know. It was my privilege to teach next door to his art class in my last year to teach at Crockett Junior High School. He will be remembered.❤️

  5. Sending condolences and prayers to the family.

  6. My heart aches for the wonderful Ainsworth family. Judy, Allison, and Johnathan, please know how much we love and are praying for your peace and comfort! He will be dearly missed! God bless you all!

  7. I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a great man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Ainsworth is gone. I truly treasure the time I spent working with him at Crockett ISD. He was a wonderful artist, a brilliant teacher, and a good friend. I am so sorry I am out of town and I will miss his service. Allison, you and your mother and the rest of the family are all in my prayers!!

  9. Our condolences to Judy, Jim Tom, Joe and all of the Ainsworth family. He was my special friend for all the years we attended Kennard School together. And, it was a pleasure to know him and Judy through the years. He will be terribly missed by all who knew him. We will be in prayer for all of this wonderful family.

  10. Allison, you and your sweet mom are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Ainsworth was like a father to me. Hugs and prayers always! I love you. ~ Leah

  11. I taught junior high at CISD with Bill from 1995 until he retired. He was a great teacher. Many great memories. Condolences and prayers for his family. He will be missed.

  12. Ray and I are deeply saddened by this news of Bill’s passing. I enjoyed the great privilege of watching our sons bloom under his excellent art instruction, plus the extra blessing of personally working, for a season, as his substitute teacher.
    Bill was an exceptional art teacher for decades, who encouraged the very best of junior high students (a difficult season of life!), and also the steadiest of friends. I always enjoyed seeing his artistic magic, as he routinely arranged his family’s Mercantile Antiques windows, always the most beautiful displays imaginable. Bill will be greatly missed.

  13. I am truly sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I will be praying for the entire Ainsworth family.

  14. Sorry for your loss my best regards.

  15. My deep condolences go out to the family in their loss. Mr. Ainsworth was a dedicated teacher, and I and many others blossomed under his instruction. May God support you with His unfailing love. ~ Leigh Erin (Ford) Siber

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